Olympia. April 1 & 15, 1865. 4; 4pp. Large folio. Folded with some loss at folds. Chipping and small tears at edges, light soiling and wear. Good. Item #WRCAM48848
Washington state newspaper issue reporting on the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. The interior two pages are both column-edged in black, the lead headline reading: "President Lincoln Murdered!! Mr. Seward Stabbed." The newspaper likewise reports on the surrender of General Lee at Appomattox and the end of the Civil War. The issue for April 1st reports a small column on the unconstitutionality of the Emancipation Proclamation. The WASHINGTON DEMOCRAT was published from Oct. 17, 1864 to July 15, 1865. Scarce.